Entry Requirements

Direct Entry Requirements

The programme is open to applicants meeting the following criteria (pathway specific):

  • The holding of a professional qualification in Chiropractic or Physiotherapy, which would qualify the holder for registration with the General Chiropractic Council or Health and Care professionals Council
  • All applicants must:
    • Satisfy the interviewers of their aptitude for animal work.
    • Provide evidence of an up-to-date tetanus vaccination and provide adequate personal liability insurance.
    • Complete an examination on safe handling of animals.
  • For those applicants whose first language is not English, must provide evidence of an IELTS score of 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each element) or equivalent.

Those applicants who do not hold a professional qualification in Chiropractic or Physiotherapy must successfully complete the College’s Graduate Certificate in Animal Therapy programme (See below). The purpose of this Graduate Certificate programme is to ensure that all entrants to the MSc have the requisite knowledge of science, research, professionalism and practical skills on entry to ensure successful completion of the main programme.

 

Graduate Certificate in Animal Therapy Entry Requirements

The programme is open to applicants meeting the following criteria (pathway specific):

  • A member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

OR

  • The holding of an honours degree in Animal Health or Equine Science or other University-level degrees where the Programme Leader is satisfied that the animal experience of the applicant is sufficient to successfully complete the programme
  • students who do not hold an animal science degree but have degree level qualifications and significant animal experience may apply for this programme under the Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) system
    • All applicants must:
      • Satisfy the interviewers of their aptitude for animal work.
      • Provide evidence of an up-to-date tetanus vaccination and provide adequate personal liability insurance.
      • Complete an examination on safe handling of animals.
  • For those applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each element) or equivalent.